PAWTUCKET – It definitely wasn’t the screaming throng of 700 viewers in actual time, however this 12 months’s digital model of the Shea Trend Present was an enough alternative, say these behind it.
The present premiered in two components in October and is now obtainable for viewing by looking Shea Trend Present on YouTube, stated adviser Phyllis McHale.
“We’re completely happy to have no less than one thing,” she stated.
She stated she and founder William Lopera had been speaking about perhaps calling off this 12 months’s present however each agreed that they couldn’t miss it. College students labored laborious proper till the arrival of COVID-19, she stated, they usually knew they needed to nonetheless put it on.
“It nonetheless appears fabulous,” she stated. “We’re actually pleased with it.”
Present organizers requested for easy donations this 12 months, and took in about $500.
The present’s title is “Wild Issues: A digital style mini collection.” Themes embody birds, aquatics, bugs and reptiles.
Realizing that they’ll in all probability should go digital once more in 2021, Lopera and McHale are permitting college students to give you their theme. McHale stated there could also be extra choices subsequent 12 months, together with doubtlessly holding an outside occasion within the spring.
Labeled because the group occasion of the 12 months, says Lopera, “the Shea Trend Present is a celebration of creativity, tradition, and individuality. Showcasing distinctive designs and clothes from main retailers, the style collection guarantees to entertain. Wild Issues explores the animal kingdom and the sweetness nature offers.”
Bugs and reptiles debuted on Oct. 16, whereas birds and aquatics debuted on Oct. 30. The present was filmed and produced by MoFliks, that includes DiskoLemonade!, Shannon O’Brien Faculty of Dance, and Rhode Island Latin Dance.
New this 12 months, Adrian Burke of South Coast Floor Design in New Bedford, Mass., reached out with a contribution of cloth. A pupil got here up with a design, taking it to Burke’s studio to digitize, after which introduced it again to the Shea studio to scrub up. Burke printed the fabric and the Shea college students then made an outfit out of it.
Particular thanks, stated Lopera, goes to Caprichos of Pawtucket, Chick-fil-A of South Attleboro, Pawtucket Credit score Union, Candeias Auto Restore Service, Adrian Burke of South Coast Floor Design, New England Textile Innovation Community, the Viall Household, Sylvia Amefia, Tyler Macedo, MoFliks, DiskoLemonade!, Sadie Miller, Camille Fitzpatrick, Emily King, Brenda Garcia Sanchez, Cecilia DaCosta, Brianna Andrade, Sarah Mateo, Mori Granot-Sanchez, Henry Rodriguez and Bryan Solano-Reyes.